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Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted for Santa Barbara County

Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted for Santa Barbara County

Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted for Santa Barbara County Effective March 2, 9 a.m. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that effective at 9 a.m. today, March 2, Mandatory Evacuation Orders are lifted for all areas.

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Initial Storm Impact –Update at 8 a.m.

Initial Storm Impact –Update at 8 a.m.

Initial Storm Impact –Update at 8 a.m. The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management has monitored the latest winter storm for impacts. The following assessment is preliminary and will be updated later this morning. “The worst of the storm has passed and we are cautiously optimistic

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Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Parts of Santa Barbara County Effective Noon Today

Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Parts of Santa Barbara County Effective Noon Today

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with other public safety officials, has issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order effective today (Thursday, March 1) at noon for individuals near the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier fire burn areas throughout Santa Barbara south coast (in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito,

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No Changes in Evacuation Level for South Santa Barbara County This Evening, Feb. 28

No Changes in Evacuation Level for South Santa Barbara County This Evening, Feb. 28

The Recommended Evacuation Warning remains in place for the Thomas, Whittier and Sherpa Fire burn areas along the Santa Barbara County south coast (in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria). A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for these areas beginning at 9 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday,

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California Highway Patrol to Ensure Highway 101 Remains Open to Facilitate Evacuations

California Highway Patrol to Ensure Highway 101 Remains Open to Facilitate Evacuations

Highway 101 remains open at this time The California Highway Patrol, the National Weather Service and public safety partners will monitor storm activity to ensure Highway 101 remains open to facilitate resident evacuations from areas currently under the Recommended Evacuation Warning and if a Mandatory Evacuation Order

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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center For Residents Threatened By Incoming Storm

Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center For Residents Threatened By Incoming Storm

The American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast is opening an evacuation center at noon on Wednesday, located at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Anyone evacuated or otherwise affected by the incoming storm is welcome to find relief and comfort at

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Evacuation Boundaries Map for the Recommended Evacuation Warning Available

Evacuation Boundaries Map for the Recommended Evacuation Warning Available

An evacuation boundaries map is now available at ReadySBC.org which shows communities near or below the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier Fire burn areas that are under the Recommended Evacuation Warning currently in effect. This map will be updated to reflect any changes to evacuations. Additional evacuation information

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RECOMMENDED EVACUATION WARNING ISSUED FOR PARTS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY EFFECTIVE 8 A.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28

RECOMMENDED EVACUATION WARNING ISSUED FOR PARTS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY EFFECTIVE 8 A.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with other public safety officials, has elevated the current Pre-Evacuation Advisory to a Recommended Evacuation Warning for the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier burn areas (in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria) due to an approaching winter storm. This

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PRE-EVACUATION ADVISORY TO REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Public Asked to Remain Vigilant of Storm System Arriving Thursday Afternoon

PRE-EVACUATION ADVISORY TO REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Public Asked to Remain Vigilant of Storm System Arriving Thursday Afternoon

The Pre-Evacuation Advisory issued by County officials for the Sherpa, Whittier, Alamo and Thomas Fire burn areas remains in effect. No evacuations are being ordered for the Monday/Tuesday storm. However, thunderstorms can appear with little to no warning and can cause debris flows. The National Weather Service

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1/9 DEBRIS FLOW SEDIMENT DEPOSITS END AT GOLETA BEACH COUNTY PARK AND CARPINTERIA BEACH AT ASH AVENUE

1/9 DEBRIS FLOW SEDIMENT DEPOSITS END AT GOLETA BEACH COUNTY PARK AND CARPINTERIA BEACH AT ASH AVENUE

Since the 1/9 Debris Flow, one of Santa Barbara County’s primary health and safety priorities has been to clear debris basins, creeks and roads of material as quickly as possible to prepare for future storms and to help the community of Montecito recover. A majority of the

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4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: 805-681-5526